You’re not going to find a more romantic city than the floating city of Venice, with its gondolas, serenades, beautiful piazzas, churches, beautiful architecture, intimate candle-lit restaurants and almost timeless atmosphere, anywhere.
Probably the Most Beautiful City in the World
From your hotel in Venice you can explore the cobblestone streets and the arched bridges and let yourself be guided by your senses as you hear the water lapping against the gondolas in the canals, the tantalising smells of freshly prepared Italian food and taste quality wines on the terraces of restaurants. Feel the sun on your skin whilst taking in the sights in St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) hear the street musicians’ sweet serenades.
Feel the Rhythm of the City
Even in the cooler winter months Venice bustles with life. While in the summer it can be hot and crowded, Autumn and Spring brings pleasant, mild weather and fewer crowds, making it a very pleasant time to visit. You can view all the main attractions in just a few days. The magnificent St. Mark's Square is a good place to start. On the east side of the square are two of the most spectacular buildings you’ll find in Venice, namely the St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) and the Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale). The Basilica, with its ornate, golden mosaics and grand domes, is a perfect example of Byzantine influence in Venice. The impressive Doge’s Palace exudes wealth and power.
On the Canal, Naturally
Most attractions are accessible via the S-shaped canal. You can spend hours just watching the gondolas and vaporetto (water bus) or embark on a romantic boat trip yourself. Glide smoothly past buildings such as the Gothic palace Ca 'd'Oro (Golden House) and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and be carried by the water under the Rialto Bridge. Once you’ve seen the city, make sure you stop at a traditional osterie (pub) for a plate of gnocchi or risotto and tiramisu to follow.
Enjoy a few days in Venice, the floating city, and indulge in the Italian passion for food, romance and style.
The Right Venice Hotel for You
Whether you want to stay in one of the indulgent Venice 5-star hotels or settle into a cozy economy room, there is an accommodation option for you. The majority of Venice hotels are within a short walk to the best restaurants, shopping, and historical points of interest. With a wide array of Venice accommodation options spanning all budgets and including a myriad of amenities, identifying your perfect hotel is easy.
There is no other city in the world quite like Venice. With its rich history in the arts, majestic architecture, and culinary delights, travellers from around the globe flock to this city for an escape into sophistication. Book with Expedia.com.au to enjoy budget-friendly hotel options. Your holiday starts right here with hotels in Venice on Expedia today!